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The Be Heard Project is a voice for the persecuted Church. Through law, public policy, and grassroots action, we amplify your voice to demand that world governments respect the most basic human rights and human dignity of persecuted believers. Join with us today and Be Heard.

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Defending Christian Pastor Youcef Nadarkhani at the U.N.

Mar. 19Defending Christian Pastor Youcef...

We recently, filed a written submission at the United Nations Human Rights Council (HRC) regarding the repeated imprisonment of Christian Pastor Youcef Nadarkhani in Iran. Pastor Youcef is an Iranian pastor who was originally imprisoned and sentenced to die for “apostasy” five years ago. In 2012, after nearly 3 years in prison, Pastor Youcef was...More

ACLJ With Pastor John Cao’s Wife at the U.N. in Geneva

Mar. 15The ACLJ Accompanies Imprisoned...

ACLJ Affiliate Helps Free Christian Family in Pakistan

Mar. 14ACLJ Affiliate Helps Free...

ACLJ Files Critical Submissions to U.N. for Pastor Cao

Mar. 08ACLJ Files Critical Submissions to...

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Save Christian Teen Leah Sharibu from Death

Leah Sharibu

Fifteen-year-old Leah Sharibu is facing death at the hands of Nigeria’s brutal jihadist militia Boko Haram because she is a Christian. Leah Sharibu was one of 110 Nigerian girls kidnapped by the vile jihadist group Boko Haram – the militant West African radical Islamic army pledged to ISIS – after it stormed their...More

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Christians Slaughtered to the Brink of Extinction

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China Shutting Down Churches, Banning Kids from Church

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Hassan Abduraheem & Kuwa Shamal

Christian Pastors Freed From Prison in Sudan

Pastor Hassan and Pastor Kuwa are now free. Here is the story of their imprisonment and release: In November 2015, Rev. Hassan Abduraheem and Rev. Kuwa Shamal attended a Christian conference in Addis Ababa, Ethopia where Rev. Abduraheem was a speaker. During his speech, Rev. Abduraheem showed the audience a picture of a young man who had been badly beaten for attending a demonstration, and explained that he was helping pay for his medical treatment. The Sudanese government, however,

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Yat Michael Ruot & Peter Yein Reith

Christian Pastors at Great Risk, Banned from Leaving Sudan

On December 14, 2014, Christian Pastor Yat Michael Ruot was arrested in Sudan. At a church service, Pastor Michael had condemned the sale of church land in Khartoum and had expressed concern about the treatment of Christians in Sudan. After the service he was arrested. On January 11, 2015, his friend, Christian Pastor Peter Yein Reith, was also arrested in Sudan after inquiring about Pastor Ruot in a letter he sent to the Religious Affairs Office in Khartoum. For months, both pastors,

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Mariam Ibraheem

Freed from Prison Following a Death Sentence

On Thursday, May 14, 2014, a Sudanese judge sentenced Mariam Ibraheem to death. Her crime? She's a Christian. Raised as a Christian by her Christian mother, the judge ruled her an apostate - a crime punishable by death in Sudan - simply because her father was Muslim. Mariam gave birth to an American girl in the prison, and her son, a 20-month-old American toddler, languished with her in the prison. She had been sentenced to receive 100 lashes and then be executed for her faith. Faced...

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Christian Church Under Attack as Christians Are Arrested and Tortured...

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Oct 30, 2018

The Church is under attack in Sudan, and Christians are being arrested and brutally tortured to the brink of death for preaching the Gospel of Jesus Christ. We recently told you about 12 Christian men who were...

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Sudan Continues to Persecute Christians by Arresting 12 Men for...

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Oct 22, 2018

The dogged persecution and harassment of Christians in Sudan persists, as 12 men were arrested for sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ to Muslims. For years, the government of the mostly-Muslim Northeastern...

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Sudan Forces Christian Refugee Children to Recite Islamic Prayer to...

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Sep 18, 2017

Christian South Sudanese refugee children are denied food in Sudan’s refugee camps unless they recite Islamic prayers. The U.S. Department of State includes three nations on its “State Sponsor of Terrorism”

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Be Heard Project is a project of the American Center for Law and Justice. American Center for Law and Justice is a d/b/a for Christian Advocates Serving Evangelism, Inc., a tax-exempt, not-for-profit, religious corporation as defined under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, specifically dedicated to the ideal that religious freedom and freedom of speech are inalienable, God-given rights. The Center's purpose is to engage legal, legislative and cultural issues by implementing an effective strategy of advocacy, education and litigation to ensure that those rights are protected under the law. The organization has participated in numerous cases before the Supreme Court, Federal Court of Appeals, Federal District Courts, and various state courts regarding freedom of religion and freedom of speech. Your gift is very much appreciated and fully deductible as a charitable contribution. A copy of our latest financial report may be obtained by writing to us at P.O. Box 90555, Washington, DC 20090-0555.